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The PDHS Needs Your Garden!

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The PDHS Needs Your Garden!

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Thank You

Thank you for those who made a donation in return for apples from our orchard last year. We raied £40 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

All being well, apples will be available again this year with donations gratefully accepted for the same charity. Don’t forget your carrier bag!

Ruth L , 517

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Asparagus Crowns


2.20pm have been homed

Five free Asparagus Crowns

Thompson & Morgan sent me five crowns of Asparagus Vittorio. Unfortunately I was expecting an unusual Buddleja, but not one quite this unusual. When I contacted them the response was to hang onto what was sent and they would send a replacement shrub. As a shrubbery is not the best place to plant asparagus, if anyone would like the five crowns please contact me.

Peter T

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Thankyou to everyone who has returned their membership renewal slip and subs. If you still want to join, please return both as soon as possible so we can add you to our circulation list for information about up-coming events.Apologies for the typo on the slip – it should have said please tick if you are able to help at events – not if you need help! Sorry for any misunderstandings.

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Horticultural Society Talk

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Horticultural Society AGM

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Horticultural Society AGM

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Just a reminder that as a Society we want to promote going peat free. As highlighted in past blog posts aswell as with samples of peat free potting compost at our last talk, we gardeners need to do our bit to protect sensitive peat landscapes and safeguard these repositories of carbon dioxide.

If you intend to donate plants for sale this year please could you ensure that they are potted up in peat free compost. We plan to only sell plants and seedlings that are grown in peat free compost this year. We want to be ahead of the ban on sales of compost containing peat which is due to come into force in 2024.
If you prefer to let us have  bare roots to pot up on your behalf please  contact Sue H on 334.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of this month. Let’s make this an occasion to do a Big Parwich Garden Birdwatch. Anyone wanting to take part please also send in your sightings to us and we’ll publish the results. Anyone who fancies something different than staring into your garden how about spending an hour sitting in the Pump Hill Garden- it would be interesting to record what birds are making use of the area.

For more information click on this link

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of this month. Let’s make this an occasion to do a Big Parwich Garden Birdwatch. Anyone wanting to take part please also send in your sightings to us and we’ll publish the results. Anyone who fancies something different than staring into your garden how about spending an hour sitting in the Pump Hill Garden- it would be interesting to record what birds are making use of the area.

For more information click on this link

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Bob Matthews Quiz

An enjoyable evening was had at the Legion for the annual quiz run by the Parwich Horticultural Society. There were 26 participants who seemed to enjoy the competition and excellent refreshments provided by the Legion. Prizes, very kindly provided by Lou Matthews, and a cup, in memory of Bob, were presented to the winning team, The Pork Scratchers, consisting of Ellie, Jon, Jason and Rob.Thanks to all who took part.

Sue A

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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As mentioned at our recent talk, Parwich and District  Horticultural Society plan to only sell plants grown in peat-free compost from 2022. That means that any plants you buy at Open Gardens next year will not have been grown using compost containing peat. The extraction of peat for use in the horticultural industry is destroying our low-land bogs, releasing Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere  and contributing to climate change.
If you plan to donate plants or seedlings for sale please could you ensure that you use peat-free compost. This is widely available but if you have any difficulties please contact Sue H (334 ) and we will be happy to receive plant divisions to pot up for you.
We hope that you will support us in this endeavor, especially as it would mean beating the Government’s deadline of 2024, when bags of compost that contain peat will no longer be for sale.

Peat Facts

PDHS

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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The clean up day is planned for tomorrow Sunday the 24th October and will concentrate on Pump Hill.

Please come to Pump Hill at 10:00am or find a member of the Council to discuss what you would like to do. The most useful task is likely to be the removal of invasive weeds.We will aim to finish by 12:00.Would participants please see the Risk Assessment posted on the Parish Council’s website and note in particular the footnote which reminds everyone that. 

“For the safety of all, Parwich Council expects volunteers to familiarise themselves with parts of this risk assessment relevant to any task they undertake and follow the associated control measures.”

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PDHS Gardening Talk

Go Peat free! The PDHS will be sharing information reducing usage of peat in gardening and will have samples of peat free composts to examine. Click link for some facts about peat.

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PDHS Gardening Talk

Go Peat free! The PDHS will be sharing information reducing usage of peat in gardening and will have samples of peat free composts to examine. Click link for some facts about peat.

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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PDHS Show

Big thanks to the PDHS committee, helpers and entrants for a great show!

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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Day Lilies

Kath and Owen have been doing some garden maintenance and have a wheelbarrow at the top of their drive (Brook Close Farm) containing dug up yellow and orange day lilies that are free to anyone who would like them….

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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Apples for Diabetes

We have plenty of (cooking) apples this year. If you would like some please call at Orchard Croft where we should be happy to let you have some for a donation for diabetes research. The amount raised will be posted on the blog.

Ruth & Chis L

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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Gardener Required

Gardener required for a small cottage garden, Tissington village. Knowledge of plants and splitting of plants.
Please telephone Adele B 390 246

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Plant Sales

We have so far raised another £45 from plant sales from the Open Garden Evening. The remaining plants will be available til 1st August. 

There are still several Salvia Amistad (easy in a pot if you have filled your borders!), 2 big clumps of orange Crocosmia, Verbena bonariansis seedlings, Tellimas, a large pot of Phlox and more.

Many thanks to all those who bought aswell as those who donated their spare plants. 

Sue H 334

On behalf of PDHS

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There are still a few places left for our visit to Thornbridge Hall Gardens on 28 July. Entry is free to RHS members ( on production of current RHS membership card) or £7.00 to non RHS members, meet in the car park at Thornbridge Hall at 1.30pm.

As the venue is quite close and coach travel is a little complicated we are lift-sharing.

Please let me know if you would like to join us (non PDHS members welcome) and also whether you are prepared to drive and offer lifts to others (tel 561 or email glynisdrummond@gmail.com). I will then coordinate the lift share. There are currently seats available for those who don’t want to drive.

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Plants, Plants, Plants!

There are lots of lovely plants left! Beautiful hostas, salvias, echinacia, pulmonaria, crocosmia and more!
Please come and choose something (there’s always room in your garden!)and make a donation to Parwich and District Horticultural Society. 
Many thanks SueH

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